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Your Basic Tossed Salad


  • 2 hearts of romaine lettuce

  • 2 small plum tomatoes, diced

  • 1 Kirby cucumber or 1/4 English (seedless) cucumber, diced

  • 1 small yellow onion or 1/2 red onion, chopped

  • 1 carrot, peeled and shredded

  • 1/4 cup (a couple of glugs) extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

  • 2-3 tablespoons (a couple of splashes) red wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • Coarse salt and black pepper


Place the salad greens in a salad bowl and top with tomatoes, cucumbers, onion and carrot. Place the EVOO, vinegar and sugar in a small plastic container. Put the lid on the container and shake dressing until sugar dissolves, about 1 minute. Pour dressing over salad. Season salad with salt and pepper, to taste, and toss to combine.